Frequently Asked Questions

Can my daughter play football or son cheer?

Yes! Anyone can play whichever sport they prefer.

What equipment is needed to play?

While uniforms are provided to players for the season (and returned at the end of the season), you may need to purchase items for your child such as cleats/sneakers, cup, mouthguards, hair bows, etc.).

What are the player requirements per team?

Cheer Teams are determined by age.

Football Teams:


  • Ages 5-7 
  • Under 45 pounds

Mitey Mites

  • Ages 7-8 (45 - 100 lbs)
  • Older/lighter 9 yr olds (45-80 lbs)


  • Ages 8-10 (60-115 lbs)
  • Older/lighter 11 yr olds (60-95 lbs)


  • Ages 9-11 (75 - 130 lbs)
  • Older/lighter 12 yr olds (75-110 lbs)

Is football safe?

Yes! In fact, Pop Warner football is safer than soccer! Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)

Pop Warner's age and weight standards are strictly enforced, reducing the risk of injury.

Do coaches have to be certified?

Yes, all Caz Pop Warner football coaches (head and assistant coaches) are required to be USA-football certified. Pop Warner also requires mandatory background checks on all coaches and team moms/dads.

What league do we play in?

Caz Pop Warner is a part of the Tri Valley Pop Warner League. As such, we play teams from: Camden, Canastota, Clinton, Dolgeville, Frankfort, Herkimer, Ilion, Kuyahoora, Little Falls, Marcy-Deerfield, Mid-York, Mohawk, Mt Markham, New Hartford, North Utica, Northern Community, Norwich, Oneida, Rome, Sauquoit, Utica, Waterville, Westmoreland, and Whitestown.